Nicole Whiteman has been with NatureWorks for over 20 years as an Applications Development Engineer supporting customers in foodservice and rigid packaging markets globally. In 36 years working for either NatureWorks or Dow, Nicole has gained expertise in new product development and implementation, polymer structure/properties relationships, characterization, polymer processing, food contact regulations, and both rigid and flexible food packaging. Nicole has a B.S. in Chemistry from Muskingum University, and a M.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).